Shun DM0701 Classic Utility Knife 6" Blade, Pakkawood Handle


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Part #: KSDM0701 | Shun Cutlery


KSDM0701: DM0701 Classic Utility Knife

Shun Cutlery


In size, the Shun Classic Utility Knife is between a chef's knife and a paring knife, but its blade is narrower and straighter. It's perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. Some cooks like to use it in their hand, too—almost like a large paring knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chef’s knife. Its very slightly curved belly enables it to do moderate rocking cuts. It's nimble enough to peel an onion in hand, then slice it up in short order. Utility knives are sometimes called sandwich knives because they work well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich—from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses.

The Shun Classic Utility Knife is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery. The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX steel, which provides incredible edge retention, is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then ground and bead-blasted, revealing the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The result is a line of knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. The Shun Classic line also offers you the widest assortment of both traditional culinary blade shapes and cutting-edge designs, so you can always find the right knife for the task.


  • Multi-purpose, between a chef's and paring in size
  • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
  • Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side (68 total) stainless Damascus cladding
  • Handle: D-shaped ebony Pakkawood
  • Blade length: 6 in. (15.2 cm)
  • Handcrafted in Japan

UPC Code: 4901601556605

Made in Japan
Made in Japan The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Damascus Steel
Damascus Steel A layered steel that can be either carbon or stainless. The finished blade is acid etched to give it a unique design. Damascus is known for its toughness, and edge holding capabilities.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
Shun DM0701 Classic Utility Knife 6" Blade, Pakkawood Handlerated 4.750 stars out of 5 (8 reviews)
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Shun DM0701 Classic Utility Knife 6" Blade, Pakkawood Handle
rated 4 stars out of 5
Sep 20, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Construction, Sharpness, Design
Cons: None
great knife
The knife words great for a lot of tasks, between this knife and a chefs knife that's all I need. It came razor sharp and the blade is a little flexible which works well for filleting meat. I haven't sharpened it yet so cant comment on that but the edge holds up really well.
Shun DM0701 Classic Utility Knife 6" Blade, Pakkawood Handle
rated 4 stars out of 5
Jim F
Edmonton Alberta Canada
Apr 19, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Material Quality, Construction
Cons: None
Very nice kitchen utility knife
very nice
Shun DM0701 Classic Utility Knife 6" Blade, Pakkawood Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Seattle, WA
Dec 01, 2011
Pros: Sharpness, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great kitchen knife
This knife exceeds my expectations. Slices soft foods like tomatoes paper thin and looks beautiful. Comes very sharp and a few swipes down the sharpening steel keeps it that way.
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